Check out the official press release about the album below:
DJ ROB A: "The New Mortal Sin" brings you the seriousness with a taste of humor that hip hop heads should enjoy. The beats are done with his classic sample style, heavily melodic with soulful undertones. Rob A has been crafting beats for 15 + years (Mf Grimm Time and Space) and always only on the EMU SP 1200. You get just the gritty sounds of the SP banging your dome. For the newbie’s this will get you off the synth beats. All lyrics and cuts also are by Rob A unless a guest makes an appearance. All vocals recorded in the bedroom.
For the lead single "She Still Got Dimples" Rob A teams up MF DOOM on a MF DOOM produced track. This is going to spark some attention, talking about the seriousness of domestic violence. Be sure to check the rhymes by Rob A on "Hush it"; some of the lines in this song will be stuck in your head. "Stacks in the Lab" is sure to get some attention due to its classic soul beat and horns. "The Genesis was Strummer" is an autobiographical track that started with Rob’s hero as a child Joe Strummer. "Gunclaps on Wax" is for the underground heads, as MF Grimm joins Rob A on an avant-garde beat. DJ Faust (Urban Assault, Faust and Shortee) joins Rob A on "Where ya at VA?" a tribute to his home state. This song was completed in 2001 and previously unreleased. Take a journey into the serious message of "City of God" through the perspective of a youth growing up in inner city New York. Rob A very often prefers narrative songs, and they tend to be his favorites. The track "Explicit Lyrics" is meant to be ironic but will some get it? Check out the HUGE SOUNDS of "SWARM" and see why Master P picked "Whatz up Cuz" as one of his 5 favorite tracks on mp3.com back in the day. "Razors and Ice Cream" is a loosely autobiographical track and another classic narrative with a movie score sound scape. Lastly we throw on a “blend mix” of the song “She Still Got Dimples” for the mix DJ.
People, this is the real hip-hop not to be confused with what is drowning us out.
So as Rob A says "Pay the iTunes fee cause our dues are neva free." Word!
Available August 2009 iTunes and all Digital Stores online. Please pass it on!
iTunes store: DJ Rob A - 'The New Mortal Sin'
- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix